Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar will be coming to St. Louis on Wednesday, April 17. Joining the critically-acclaimed rapper will be DJ Steve Aoki, founder of Dim Mak Records and an electrifying showman in his own right. Aoki is also nominated for a Grammy in this year's upcoming awards show, in the ca ... More >>
Some familiar names are listed on the latest South by Southwest line-up announcement, including our own hometown dance-rock heroes So Many Dynamos and local Grammy-nominated Christian rapper Flame.
It's being hailed as the biggest soy-bean-related bombshell since Michael Portnoy (you know, the "Soy Bomb" guy) jumped on stage with Bob Dylan at the 1998 Grammys. Today the Missouri Soybean Association PAC officially lent its support to Gov. Jay Nixon's re-election campaign, marking the first time ... More >>
Slaughterhouse | Murphy Lee | Steddy P. | Mathias The Old Rock House April 25, 2012 For hip-hop fans who still appreciate lyricism, Slaughterhouse epitomizes the term "supergroup." Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9", Crooked I and Joell Ortiz returned to St. Louis last night for the first time since 2009 - ... More >>
There will never be enough praise that could be directed to Levon Helm. Notwithstanding his incalculable contribution to the Band's brilliant rock & roll ride, Helm's titanic craftsmanship and distictive voice provided a heartbeat to an untold amount of musical acts. Not only did he inspire others, ... More >>
Teengirl Fantasy The Gargoyle February 12, 2012 The life of a buzz band is a tough one, and Teengirl Fantasy has done serious time in the limelight. Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss effortlessly weave an organic mélange of electronic bounce and percolating two-step. After the release of its highly ... More >>
Beach Boys fans are resilient, and they'll get over it. I want to begin there, because it's important to remember that the news that recently broke about the Beach Boys' reunion performance at the Grammys is no more than the fifth most embarrassing thing Beach Boys fans have had to deal with in the ... More >>
Communing with fans: One of many ways Taylor Swift is a superior pop star.Let's get one thing out of the way: I am not a teenybopper. Never was. As a kid I never liked Grease or New Kids on the Block or Dirty Dancing. Even now, I can't give a crap about your Biebers or your Mileys. And how in ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsThis little E. coli bacteria continues its reign of terror. Although our food contamination issue might not be as bad as the E. coli outbreak gripping Germany, we're still not doing great. The Centers for Disease Control notes in its June issue of Vital Signs that salmonell ... More >>
Todd OwyoungArcade Fire/The National Scottrade Center Thursday, April 21 "We're still getting used to this arena-rock thing," Win Butler said last night. "But shit, a room's a room. Let's go!" With that, he and the indie rock juggernaut he fronts launched into "No Cars Go," seven of its eigh ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
It was only a matter of time that Mumford & Sons ("Grammy-winning Mumford & Sons," as new music editor Kiernan Maletsky points out) made the leap from the cozy confines of Off Broadway to the Pageant. The strummy Brits will make their debut at the venue on Sunday, June 5. The Low Anthem and Matthew ... More >>
Janis Ian is at Old Rock House tonight.Plenty to do this weekend in the Lou, what with the Legends of Hip-Hop Tour featuring Salt-n-Pepa and the return of the Fleshtones (albeit sans Bunnygrunt). Right here at the RFT's main music page you can find some other recommended shows which appeared ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 24. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
Last weekend, Chuck Berry gave fans in Chicago a scare: A New Year's Day concert ended prematurely after the 84-year-old fell ill. This gig aside, however, Berry remains a workhorse: Without fail, he plays monthly at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, and he told Rolling Stone last year that he's working o ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 16. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
8 p.m. Monday, August 9. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
"This evening is about my two favorite things," Steve Martin announced halfway through his most excellent, sold out show with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Roberts Orpheum last night. "Comedy and charging people to hear music." Well, uh, that pretty much sums it up, except that Martin reall ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, April 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Back in the day, Peter Frampton showed us the way, thanks to a before-its-time Heil Talk Box and luscious feathered hair. Recently, he's become an avid Twitter user, won a Grammy for his instrumental album, Fingerprints, and unleashed a summer tour with Yes. Above all, Frampton will be releasing a n ... More >>
The Singers: Formed in the late '60s when the members were school mates at the Tuskegee Institute, the Commodores are best known for two things: having fostered a young Lionel Richie, and the funk jam "Brick House". The group's hits were split between "Brick House"-like funk songs ("Machine Gun" and ... More >>
The 51st Grammy Award nominations are in -- and are quite interesting. No, really. The entire list is here, but some highlights. And no, a highlight is not Paul McCartney earning a nomination for "I Saw Her Standing There." REALLY? Or Ministry earning a nod for a Stones cover of "Under My Thumb" -- ... More >>
Long drin the King
Week of February 22, 2007
B-Sides traces Mastodon's surprise world domination from Blood Mountain to easy street.
:30 p.m. Monday, July 24. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
Get a load of the nominees for our annual music awards extravaganza
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard)
Saturday, September 17; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Osirus (Sure Shot)
Why a pop megastar still feels neglected by the mainstream
Thursday, July 8; Mississippi Nights
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Famous Bar, 5213 Chippewa, 314-832-2211
Our Town's radio stations aren't playing much local fare because they're not getting much that's fit to play
Wednesday, August 21; UMB Bank Pavilion
Wednesday, July 3; UMB Bank Pavilion
When the Pawn (Epic)
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